Jul 182021
Want to teach your child your mother-tongue or any Indian language? Tulika Books have bilingual books and more!
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Tulika Books need no introduction – they are beautiful in every sense and touch meaningful topics. One of the most exciting feature of Tulika books is that they come in many languages – English, Indian languages and even bilingual! Most of these books are for 3-7 years, but it’s better to check the age appropriateness on individual books.

pc: Achira

Very often we get queries regarding Indian language books as well as bilingual books and our members all recommend Tulika’s amazing books!

We’re sharing a list of Indian Language as well as Bilingual books by Tulika available on Amazon (linked by our kbc affiliate links). The bilingual books are English- Indian language books which makes reading easier for the kids as well as adults.

In our experience in our kbc facebook community, bilingual books have helped children & parents in two cases:
1) To introduce one’s mother tongue/father tongue to children who are used to reading English books. Bilingual books make perfect transition books to language books!
2) To introduce smallies who know only their mother tongue to English so when they join school they are somewhat familiar with the medium of instruction!

PC: Achira – Inside page of English-Hindi bilingual book by Tulika

TULIKA BILINGUAL BOOKS ON AMAZON

English/Hindi

English/Gujarati

English/Marathi

English/Kannada

English/Tamil

English/Bangla (Bengali)

English/Malayalam

English/Telugu

TULIKA INDIAN LANGUAGES BOOKS ON AMAZON

Hindi

Gujarati

Marathi

Kannada

Tamil

Bengali

Malayalam

Telugu

POPULAR TULIKA BOOKS IN ENGLISH AND ACROSS LANGUAGES

Gajapati series
Junior Kumbhakarna
Rooster Raga
Ammachi’s Glasses by Priya Kuriyan is a must must must have wordless book!
Lion Goes for a Haircut
Mazzoo Mazzoo
Noon Chai and a Story
A Saree for Ammi
Ju’s Story recommended by author Mandira Shah
God’s Little Ant
A Silly Story of Bondapalli 
Zakir And His Tabla: Dha Dhin Na
A Home of Our Own by Megha Aggarwal

Bhimrao Ambedkar: The boy Who Asked Why 

Ismat’s Eid 4-14 yrs (as per publisher)

TARGET PUBLICATIONS have language books as well.

MARATHI ALPHABETS and similar marathi teaching books can be found here.

There are Marathi books by Madhuri Purandare ideal for 3 years+

3H LEARNING HAVE EXCELLENT RESOURCES TO TEACH INDIAN LANGUAGES. Punidha has Hindi and Tamil booksets and highly recommends them. She has shared inside pages + videos in the kbc facbook group.

Beginners Tamil 356 Pages 4 Books 4+ Yrs Kids Worksheets & Copy Writing Practice Legible Pattern Handwriting Pre Written Homework Fine Motor Skill Pencil Control Strokes Tracing Alphabets Words Boxset 

K12 TECHNO SERVICES have TRILINGUAL BOOKS as well! Mona Sharma has some in Kannada and she has shared the inside pages in the kbc fb group. They come in different age groups. She says, “they are good 2-5 years if the books are being read aloud to a child. And 7-9 years if they are learning the Indian language in the school as a third language.”

These are budget friendly story books of 12 pages each. Every page has a sentence written in Hindi, English and Kannada. The paper quality is very good for 1 book from each set and rest are medium quality magazines. At least the cover page could have been a little more thicker to add strength to the books considering big size of paperbacks.I would still count these as a hit from usage point of view. My kids can spend good time with babysitter. Elder one has already planned Hindi Kannada learning exchange with aunty. English sentences are bonus for them to understand if they read it right.Kannada exercise books are also available from same publisher that I am planning to order next.

K12 TECHNO SERIVCES KANNADA TRILINGUAL COMBOS There are many book combos 2/3/6 – the entire list can be found here.

K12 TECHNO SERVICES TAMIL TRILINGUAL COMBOS

K12 TECHNO SERVICES TELUGU TRILINGUAL COMBOS

K12 TECHNO SERVICES BENGALI TRILINGUAL COMBOS

K12 TECHNO SERVICES MARATHI TRILINGUAL COMBOS

There are some ENGLISH books as well by K12 Techno Services.

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